Currents

Katharine Harvey: Body of Light III, 2009

Body of Light III

2009

acrylic on board

36 x 45 inches

Katharine Harvey: Body of Light II, 2009

Body of Light II

2009

acrylic on board

36 x 45 inches

Katharine Harvey: Chicago Blue V, 2009

Chicago Blue V

2009

acrylic on board

66 x 45 inches

Katharine Harvey: Chicago Blue IV, 2009

Chicago Blue IV

2009

acrylic on board

66 x 45 inches

Katharine Harvey: Rooftop, 2009

Rooftop

2009

acrylic on board

70 x 48 inches

Katharine Harvey: Chicago Blue I, 2008

Chicago Blue I

2008

acrylic on board

66 x 45 inches

Katharine Harvey: Chicago Blue II, 2008

Chicago Blue II

2008

acrylic on board

66 x 45 inches

Katharine Harvey: Chicago Blue III, 2008

Chicago Blue III

2008

acrylic on board

36 x 26 inches

Katharine Harvey: Midway IV, 2008

Midway IV

2008

acrylic on board

66 x 45 inches

Katharine Harvey: Midway V, 2008

Midway V

2008

acrylic on board

45 x 66 inches

Katharine Harvey: Midway I, 2008

Midway I

2008

acrylic on board

36 x 26 inches

Katharine Harvey: Midway II, 2008

Midway II

2008

acrylic on board

36 x 26 inches

Katharine Harvey: Midway III, 2008

Midway III

2008

acrylic on board

36 x 26 inches

Katharine Harvey: Chicago III, 2008

Chicago III

2008

acrylic on board

36 x 26 inches

Katharine Harvey: Chicago IV, 2008

Chicago IV

2008

acrylic on board

66 x 45 inches

Katharine Harvey: Chicago VI, 2008

Chicago VI

2008

acrylic on board

66 x 45 inches

Katharine Harvey: Dance V, 2008

Dance V

2008

acrylic on board

66 x 45 inches

Katharine Harvey: Dance II, 2008

Dance II

2008

acrylic on board

14 x 12 inches

Katharine Harvey: Dance III, 2008

Dance III

2008

acrylic on board

14 x 12 inches

Katharine Harvey: Boston I, 2008

Boston I

2008

acrylic on board

36 x 26 inches

Katharine Harvey: Boston II, 2008

Boston II

2008

acrylic on board

66 x 45 inches

Katharine Harvey: New York City CCC, 2007

New York City CCC

2007

acrylic on board

36 x 26 inches

Katharine Harvey: Ottawa I, 2007

Ottawa I

2007

acrylic on board

36 x 26 inches

Katharine Harvey: Toronto I, 2007

Toronto I

2007

acrylic on board

36 x 26 inches

Katharine Harvey: Toronto II, 2007

Toronto II

2007

acrylic on board

36 x 26 inches

CURRENTS

Current: noun 1 a movement of electricity analogous to the flow of a stream of water. Origin: from Latin currere ‘run’.  – Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Currents is a series of two dozen acrylic paintings that evoke streaming rivers of electricity. The most recent chapter in an ongoing pre-occupation with states of fluidity and reflection, these images explore the interchangeability of the solid and the fluid.

Infused with a sense of ambiguity and wonder, their three-dimensional layers transport the viewer into a dream-like visual space. These paintings capture fleeting, fluid moments built on the metaphorical qualities of reflection and dissolution. The images are elusive, like fragile dreams emerging and submerging from watery streams of the subconscious.

Inspired by night photographs of the city skyline photographed at low shutter speed, details are blurred, trapped within successive layers of paint and acrylic gel medium built up to create a three-dimensional effect.